General Conference Talk: “That They Do Always Remember Him” by Elder Claudio R. M. Costa October 2015 general conference
Thought: “When we speak of repentance, we aren’t just talking about self-improvement efforts. True repentance is more than that—it is inspired by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His power to forgive our sins” (Elder Claudio R. M. Costa “That They Do Always Remember Him” October 2015 general conference).
Song: “In Remembrance of Thy Suffering” Hymns, no. 183
Lesson: Read or adapt the following summary from Helaman 11 and 12, then ask the questions below.
After the famine had passed, the Nephites enjoyed a few years of righteousness and peace and then fell back into wickedness. Nephite dissenters joined with wicked Lamanites, embraced the secret workings of the Gadianton robbers, and committed murder, plunder, and havoc. Armies were sent to destroy the robbers, but the robbers increased in number, repelled the armies, and hid in the wilderness. The Nephites became increasingly wicked and forgot God. As Mormon organized the scriptural record about 400 years later, he commented on the Nephites’ fall from righteousness. Consider the things Mormon says man is “quick” to do and the things man is “slow” to do. Read Helaman 12:1-6 and answer these questions:
- What things did Mormon say we are “quick” to do and what things are we “slow” to do? What things can you do every day to make sure you remember God?
- How will you know if God and not the world is your “guide”?
Play the hot-cold game. Find a small object from around the house, like a pen or a small toy. Have one person leave the room. Pick another person to hide the item in a place where everyone in the room knows where it is. Have the person who left the room come back. Family members now give them clues to help them find the object by telling them "cold" or "colder" when they're moving away from the object, and "warm" or "hot" when they are getting closer. Then do it again with a different person leaving the room.
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